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Top-10 List of Canadian Symbols

In celebrating Canada Day in 2020, By George is producing a Top-10 List of Canadian Symbols.

For this list By George consulted the following:  WatchMojo.com, Yahoo Answers, The Canadian Guide and Canada.com. Ultimately, however the By George braintrust selected and ranked the top ten list.

Here are Honourable Mentions:

The Bluenose, totem poles, toque, ice sculptures, soapstone carvings, plate of poutine, maple sap bucket and the RCMP

The By George Top-10 List of Canadian Symbols

10. Wilderness (mountains, wheat fields, shoreline, forests, etc.)

9. The Loon

8. Maple Syrup

7. The Moose

6. The Canoe

5. Niagara Falls

4. Tim Hortons

3. The Beaver

2. Hockey

1. The Maple Leaf

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Top-10 List of Canadian Inventions

In celebrating Canada Day in 2020, By George is producing a Top-10 List of Canadian Inventions.

For this list By George consulted the following: CBC’s Greatest Canadian Invention, CBC survey, Yahoo and Thought Company. Ultimately, however the By George braintrust selected and ranked the top ten list.

Here are Honourable Mentions:

Canoe, jetliner, the pager, garbage bag, peanut butter, road lines, Archie (the first internet search engine), basketball, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, instant mashed potatoes, snowblower, snowmobile, Robertson Screw, paint roller, wireless radio, and the Wonderbra.

The By George Top-10 List of Canadian Inventions 

10. IMAX

9. Jet Liner

8. Game of Hockey

7. The Canadarm

6. Electric Wheelchair

5. Zipper

4. Artificial Pacemaker

3. Light Bulb

2. Insulin

1. Telephone

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Top-10 List of Canadian Songs

In celebrating Canada Day in 2020, By George is producing a Top-10 List of Canadian Songs through the modern times.

For this list By George consulted the following:  CBC Music, Strong Words, Billboard’s 100 Canadian #1s, Zoomer Magazine and Indie 8.  Ultimately, however the By George braintrust selected and ranked the top ten list.

Here are Honourable Mentions:

Stompin’ Tom Connors – The Hockey Song, Paul Anka – Diana, Ian Tyson – Four Strong Winds, Rita MacNeil – She’s Called Nova Scotia, The Band – The Weight, Gordon Lightfoot – The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown, The Guess Who – These Eyes, Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now, Anne Murray – Could I Have This Dance, Sarah McLachlan – Angel, Jann Arden – Insensitive, Jann Arden – Good Mother, Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69, Tom Cochrane – Life is a Highway, The Tragically Hip – Bobcaygeon, Alanis Morissette – Ironic, Justin Bieber – Despacito, Drake –God’s Plan, and Bill Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road.

The By George Top-10 List of Canadian Songs

10. Bryan Adams – Everything I Do I Do It For You

9. Avril Lavigne – Complicated

8. Blue Rodeo – Try

7. Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me

6. Paul Anka – My Way

5. Neil Young – Heart of Gold

4. Bachman Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care of Business

3. The Guess Who – American Woman

2. Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

1. Anne Murray – Snowbird

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Top-10 List of Canadian Foods

In celebrating Canada Day in 2020, By George is producing a Top-10 List of Canadian Foods.

For this list By George consulted the following: Hostelworld.com, Readers’ Digest, Yahoo, Canadian Living, and the Taste Atlas. Ultimately, however the By George braintrust selected and ranked the top ten list.

Here are the Honourable Mentions:

Nova Scotian Lobster Rolls, Saskatoon berry pie, Beavertails, Montreal-style Bagels, Maple Taffy, Sugar pie, Hawaiian pizza (with pineapples!), Split Pea Soup, Moose Burgers, and the drink Caesar (with Clamato Juice)

The By George Top-10 List of Canadian Foods

10. Halifax Donair

9. Kraft Dinner

8. Nanaimo Bars

7. Peameal Bacon

6. Tourtiere

5. Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich.

4. Pancakes and (endless) Maple Syrup

3. Cedar Planked Salmon

2. Poutine

1. Butter Tarts

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Top 10 Signs You are “Hockey-Crazy”

10 – You call a trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame a “pilgrimage.”

9 – Instead of duct tape, you use hockey tape to fix everything.

8 – You can say “Khabibulin,” “Tkachuk,” “Jagr,” “Leschyshyn” and “Nikolishin” without getting tongue-tied.

7 – You keep a picture of the Stanley Cup in your wallet in front of the picture of your family.

6 – You bake biscuits – burn them black – in dimensions of 3″ by 1.”

5 – Your closet is divided into 2 sections:  HOME and AWAY

4 – When someone says, “two minutes” you respond, “What for!?!”

3 – Every time you hear a siren you wonder who scored.

2 – All your kids are either named Gordie, Bobby or Wayne.

 

And the # 1 sign that you are Hockey-Crazy is:

When you come to a traffic signal and the light turns red, you get really excited and chant, “He shoots!  He scores!”

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Top-10 List of Canucks

In celebrating Canada Day in 2020, By George is producing a Top-10 List of Canucks selected through the years of our Nationhood.

For this list By George consulted the following sources:  The Pantheon At M.I.T., Insider.com, CBC Greatest Canadian, Amazon’s IMDb.com, Quora.com, TheMagazine.ca, The Canadian Guide (historical figures), Global News 150 birthday selection, and TopTenz. Ultimately, however the By George braintrust selected and ranked the top ten list.  

Here are Honourable Mentions:

William Shatner, Michael J. Fox, John Candy, Jim Carrey, Martin Short, Avril Lavigne *, Neil Young, Justin Bieber, Gord Downie, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro, John Kenneth Galbraith, Alex Trebek, Peter Jennings, Nellie McClung, Laura Secord, Isaac Brock, Northrop Frye, Norman Bethune, Tommy Douglas *, Lester B Pearson, Chris Hatfield, James Cameron, Don Cherry, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr (* – people who were #1 on another list)

The By George Top-10 List of Canucks

10. Lorne (SNL) Michaels

9. Marshall McLuhan

8. Celine Dion

7. Shania Twain *

6. Pierre Trudeau

5. Frederick Banting

4. Sir John A Macdonald

3. Terry Fox * 

2. Wayne Gretzky *

1.  Alexander Graham Bell

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By George Top-10 Canadian Icons

A few years ago AskMen.com listed the top 10 Canadian icons “that have been branded as our global symbols and that define our Canadian identity.” In ascending order, they picked: maple syrup, Canada goose, beaver, Tim Horton’s, the loon, totem poles, Mounties, the CBC, the maple leaf and their number #1 icon is hockey.

In our own circles, we asked around and have prepared this list:

The By George Top 10 Canadian Icons

10. Newfie jokes, eh! Canadian humour at its best…

9. The beauty of our country’s nature captured in a Group of Seven shoreline painting or with a lone canoeist gliding through the early-morning mist of a fresh water lake

8. A mounted RCMP with Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower serving as his backdrop

7. A Bryan Adams ballad or Margaret Atwood novel – or our country’s next generation of talent – crooner Justin Bieber and renowned Yann Martel

6. Paul Henderson’s ’72 Team Canada sweater – the hopes and dream of a nation immortalized with this $1 million icon

5. The Canada Space Arm reaching out with the globe in the background – a poignant symbol of our remarkable contribution to science and to tomorrow’s dreams

4. A Tim Horton’s double-double and a maple-iced donut (hey, believe it or not in the Maritimes, they’re now ordering 4 x 4s – a coffee with four creams and four sugars!)

3. HNIC’s Coach’s Corner highlighting Bobby Orr soaring through the goal crease, Wayne Gretzky scoring from behind the net, and/or Sydney Crosby skating backward and raising his arms in victory.

2. Terry Fox and his drive and will to make a difference – our memories of Terry’s smile, his curly hair, the lean of his body as he makes his way through the Canadian Shield landscape.

1. The red maple leaf – Through the past forty years, the red leaf in the middle of our nation’s flag has become a definitive icon for Canucks and for the world. From a fluttering flag to the patch on a serviceman’s shoulder, the red maple leaf represents all that is good in our country.

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The Top Canadian Cycle Dream Trips

Here are lists of the most spectacular rides in Canada as selected by avid Canuck cyclists…

6 Dream Rides in Canada ~ Bucket-list roads and trails in Canada you need to do

Mount Fromme, the North Shore in North Vancouver, B.C. — 1.85 km with 300 m descent

The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, N.S. — 300 km with 3,400 m climbing

The Lakes and Rivers Route in Mont-Tremblant, Que. — 87 km with 768 m climbing

Kettle Valley Rail Trail in Penticton, B.C. — 342.2-km multi-day loop or a out-and-back options of either 92 km or 160 km (photo above)

Edith Cavell Road in Jasper, Alta. — 19.2 km with 722 m gain

Montana Mountain in Carcross, Yukon — 28 km with 1,400 m climb

SOURCE: https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/ridesevents/5-dream-rides-in-canada/

Go cycling in Canada on these 8 epic Canadian bike trails

Route Verte in Quebec

Did you know that you could cross La Belle Province all by bike? Quebec’s Route Verte is a 4,000-kilometre bike path network that goes from one end of the province to the other, making it one of the longest bike trails in Canada

Southeastern Waterfront Trail in Ontario

One of the ultimate bike trips in Ontario has to be the Southeastern Waterfront Trail. Get some incomparable views of the province’s Great Lake region at this 780-kilometre bike route, which follows the shores of Lake Ontario and starts at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia

You can take an epic road trip to the Cabot Trail, but you can also take your bike. The 298-kilometre paved loop goes around part of Cape Breton Island. (Photo above.)

Confederation Trail on Prince Edward Island

If you’re looking for a relatively flat biking route, then the Confederation Trail on PEI might be the perfect cycling adventure.

Viking Trail in Newfoundland and Labrador

If you’re up for a challenge, this 489-kilometre route takes you along the rugged coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. It starts at Deer Lake, passes through the Gros Morne National Park, and continues to the northern tip of Newfoundland to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.

The Gulf Islands in British Columbia

The Gulf Islands are a group of islands that are located between Vancouver Island and the mainland.

Kettle Valley Railway Trail in British Columbia

The Kettle Valley Railway Trail extends from Hope to Castlegar in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, passing through Penticton and going close to Kelowna.

Ridge Road Heritage Trail in Yukon

This is the shortest bike trail on this list, measuring in at 33-kilometres. Enjoy some unforgettable cycling along the oldest road in the Yukon, which was built just after the gold rush.

SOURCE: https://www.skyscanner.ca/tips-and-inspiration/best-canadian-bike-trails

Bike Trips in Canada – 10 of the Best

Gulf Islands, BC biking – a fun way to explore the islands

Cycling the Gulf Islands is a treat. You have a number of islands to choose from, all with their own personalities. You need a week if you want to properly cycle all of them, even more if you want some side trips. (Download a full guide to cycling the Gulf Islands here.)

Kettle Valley Railway, BC – one of the best bike trips in Canada

The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) is an abandoned railroad track that winds across the Okanagan and Similkameen region in southern BC. It offers over 800 km (497 mi) of mountain biking trails (as opposed to road biking). The 80 km section from Myra Canyon near Kelowna through to Penticton is one of the most popular.

Biking from Banff to Jasper – a standout bike trip in Canada

The 290 km bike ride between Banff and Jasper is one of the most impressive bike rides in the world. The route runs parallel to the Continental Divide so mountains are always in sight. For the experienced and fit cyclist, it offers challenging hills and epic downhill rides.

Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie bike ride

Niagara Falls, quiet riverside paths, museums, world-class wineries and an abundance of orchards guarantee that the cycling along the Niagara River Recreation Trail is anything but average.  Its 25 km one way to Niagara Falls and another 29 km to reach Fort Erie. You can actually cycle a 195 km loop and return to Niagara-on-the-Lake via Port Colborne, Thorold and Jordan.

Eastern Townships, Quebec – a top bike trip in Canada especially in fall

Within spitting distance of Montreal, Quebec’s Green Route travels through the Eastern Townships on a total of 225 km of signed trail and road. If you head out with just a couple of panniers, you have the flexibility to stay in some of the small towns before returning to your starting point. (Photo above.)

Le Petit Train du Nord in Quebec

For a superb three to four day bike ride choose the 200 km Le Petit Train du Nord in Quebec’s Laurentian region. For more information read: Biking Le Petit Train du Nord

Biking the Fundy Isles in New Brunswick

It’s great fun exploring the Fundy Isles by bike. There are three worth visiting- Grand Manan Island, the largest; Deer Island – the smallest and Campobello Island, where you’ll find the sprawling summer home of former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia – a difficult but one of the top bike trips in Canada

The Cabot Trail is a 300 km loop around the northern part of Cape Breton Island including Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Biking the length of Prince Edward Island

If you’re in shape you could in theory cycle the length of Prince Edward Island in a day – but who’d want to do that?  You’d miss all the things that make the island so special – beautiful beaches, quiet backroads, stops for scallop burgers and lobster rolls, friendly people and a laid-back vibe.

A bike ride on the Viking Trail in Newfoundland

The 600 km cycling trip up Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula is a fantastic bike ride but it’s a tough one. Allow 7 – 10 days on a route that primarily follows the rugged coast through a series of sparsely populated but picturesque fishing villages with names like Sally’s Cove, Cow Head and Brig Bay.

SOURCE:  https://hikebiketravel.com/10-of-the-best-bike-trips-in-canada/

 

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The By George Top-10 Summertime Tunes Playlist

Here are links to the YouTube recordings of the By George Top Ten ( in reverse order to build the suspense)!

But first, here are a few songs that did not make the top ten, but deserve to be mentioned for consideration on everyone’s summertime playlist:

Fishin in the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Summer Breeze – Seals and Crofts

Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

School’s Out – Alice Cooper

Old Town Road – Lil Nas X

California Girls – David Lee Roth

Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran

The Dock of the Bay  – Otis Redding

Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen  

#10 – Summer in the City – The Lovin Spoonful

#9 – Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson

#8 – Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams (our Canadian content)

#7 – Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters

#6 – Summertime – Kenny Chesney (and this is a great video)

#5 – Here’s a bolt of energy courtesy of Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine

#4 – Everybody’s favourite fun tune, In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

#3 Dancing in the Streets – sizzlin’ Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – and here’s the dynamic duo of Mike Jagger and David Bowie performing Dancing in the Streets

#2 – Classic Beach Boys mix:  Surfin’ USA  /   Barbara Ann  /   Good Vibrations

#1 – The all-time favourite anthem of lazy, beachside fun: Margaritaville  – Jimmy Buffet

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By George’s Top-Ten Love Quotes

Through this week, the By George Journal provided the lists of “top-ten love quotes” from many other sources. To add to that rush of romance to-be-felt through the next few days, our cupid wordsmiths are humbly presenting this top-ten list for your consideration and pleasure.  Happy St. Valentine’s Day to all!

 

  1. Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint Exupery
  2. Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. – Voltaire
  3. In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. – Janos Arnay
  4. The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person. – Vi Putnam
  5. Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. – Og Mandino
  6. You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen
  7. Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Franklin Jones
  8. Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one. – John Keats
  9. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein
  10. What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. – George Eliot

Chris George is an Ottawa-based government affairs advisor and wordsmith, president of CG&A COMMUNICATIONS. Contact: ChrisG.George@gmail.com

Love Links – By George!

cupid1By George Journal is pleased to once again this year to be providing interesting posts on the subject of love. We hope you might find this menu of links useful in celebrating the day with your special valentine!

The Urban Dictionary: Love

How Love Works

A Kiss Quiz

Here’s the impact on a brain “in love”

The Bard’s Most Famous Love Sonnet

The # 1 Love Song (ever)

Canada’s Greatest Love Song

Happy St. Valentine’s Day from the cupids at By George!

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5 Top-10 Lists of Quotes on Love

Just in time for St. Valentine’s Day!

From the archives of our By George Journal…. lists of love quotes.

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A “Top-10” Famous Love Quotes List

Top 10 Famous Love Quotes

Top 10 Quotes from the Bestoflovequotes.com

Top 10 “Greatest” Quotes About Love

[Another] Top 10 list on love quotes

 

Chris George is an Ottawa-based government affairs advisor and wordsmith, president of CG&A COMMUNICATIONS. Contact: ChrisG.George@gmail.com

Another top ten list on love quotes

From Famous Quotes and Quotations, here is another top-ten-quotes-of-love.

  1. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones
  2. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato
  3. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost
  4. “If you have it [Love], you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.” – Sir James M. Barrie
  5. “Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.” – Henry Louise Mencken
  6. “Love is a friendship set to music.” – E. Joseph Cossman
  7. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal
  8. “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire
  9. “They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.” – William Shakespeare
  10. “Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.” – Lord Byron

SOURCE : Famous Quotes and Quotations

Chris George is an Ottawa-based government affairs advisor and wordsmith, president of CG&A COMMUNICATIONS. Contact: ChrisG.George@gmail.com

 

 

Top Ten Greatest Quotes About Love

Here is another list of the “Top Ten” greatest love quotes.

  1. “To love is nothing. If you loved is something. If you are loving and you are loved that’s everything.” – T. Tolis
  2. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder
  3. “True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Jason Jordan
  4. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
  5. “The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love.” – Mother Teresa
  6. “The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.” – Thomas Trahern
  7. “The best things in life can never be kept; they must be given away. A Smile, a Kiss, and Love.” – Tony Farrar
  8. “What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot
  9. “Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.” – Og Mandino
  10. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

SOURCE: The Top Tens

Chris George is an Ottawa-based government affairs advisor and wordsmith, president of CG&A COMMUNICATIONS. Contact: ChrisG.George@gmail.com

 

 

Top Ten Bestoflovequotes.com

  1. heart“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen
  2. “I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.” – Julia Roberts
  3. “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” – Unknown
  4. “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  5. “In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.” – Hans Nouwens
  6. “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” – Kay Knudsen
  7. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse
  8. “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones
  9. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  10. “If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.” – Unknown

SOURCE: Best of Love Quotes

Top 10 Famous Love Quotes

As a prelude to the release of the “By George Top 10 Love Quotes” this Friday, each day this week, we will post another list of a “top ten” of love quotes. Here is a list of the ten most famous love quotes from great-quotes.com:

1. “There is only one happiness in life — to love and to be loved.” – George Sand
2. “What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.” – St. Augustine
3. “When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
4. “Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
5. “The best thing about me is you.” – Shannon Crown
6. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis
7. “If you love me, let me know. If not, please gently let me go.” – Anonymous
8. “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen
9. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Heather Cortez
10. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

SOURCE: Great Quotes – Famous Love Quotes

Chris George is an Ottawa-based government affairs advisor and wordsmith, president of CG&A COMMUNICATIONS. Contact: ChrisG.George@gmail.com

A “Top-10” Famous Love Quotes List

Love is in the air (throughout this week)….

Each day this week*, By George Journal will post a “Top-10” list of famous and/or popular love quotes. Then on Friday, in advance of St. Valentine’s Day, By George Journal will release it’s own “Top-10 Love Quotes.”

To start the week off, here is About.com Guide’s exclusive collection of top 10 famous quotes from famous people, as compiled by Simran Khurama.

  1. “Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Mark Twain
  2. “Thou art to me a delicious torment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa
  4. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
  5. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  6. “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft
  7. “A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergmen
  8. “He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open.” – Rabrindranath Tagore
  9. “Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl – no superior alternative has yet been found.” – Sir Winston Churchill
  10. “It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.” – Kahlil Gibran

 

(ed. – This list was posted in February 2011.)

Top-10 Modern Phrases Originating from a Shakespeare Play

William_Shakespeare_1609Here is a top-10 list of Shakespearean phrases most frequently used in our language today, as complied by the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary. Yes indeed, the Bard lives!

 

#1: Green-Eyed Monster

#2: In a Pickle

#3: Love is Blind

#4: Salad Days

#5: Wear My Heart on My Sleeve

#6: There’s the Rub

#7: Cruel to Be Kind

#8: Wild Goose Chase

#9: Dogs of War

#10: Strange Bedfellows

To have the sayings sourced and to learn of their common usage today, we encourage you to go to the dictionary’s presentation – Merriam Webster’s Top 10 phrases from Shakespeare.

 

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Our top 10 Christmas movie list

Here is By George‘s humble opinion of the top ten movies – “the must sees” – at this special time of year (listed in order from the best – but this should not dissuade you from watching all of them!).

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1. It’s a Wonderful Life

2. White Christmas

3. A Christmas Carol (1938 or 1951)

4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

6. Miracle on 34th Street

7. A Charlie Brown Christmas

8. A Christmas Story (1983)

9. Elf

10. Fred Claus

Pass the popcorn and egg nog!

For more on the By George #1 selection “It’s a Wonderful Life”, dip into the virtual egg nog bowl for movie facts and memorable quotes.

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45 Life Lessons (written by a 90 year old)

Regina Brett is not 90, but actually 54 years old. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she wrote down a list of life lessons the very night before her 45th birthday. Over that past decade, these lessons have gone viral on the Internet amid claims that she is 90 years old. Regardless of her age, this is a remarkable list and By George is passing along these universal lessons, which should be relatable to anyone who needs a little reminder of what’s important in life.

 

  1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
  4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
  5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
  6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
  7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
  8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
  9. Save for things that matter.
  10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
  11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
  13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
  15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
  16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful.  Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
  18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  19. It’s never too late to be happy.  But it’s all up to you and no one else.
  20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
  21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.
  23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
  25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
  27. Always choose Life.
  28. Forgive but don’t forget.
  29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
  31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  33. Believe in miracles.
  34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
  35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
  36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
  37. Your children get only one childhood.
  38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
    grab ours back.
  41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
  42. The best is yet to come…
  43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  44. Yield.
  45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

 

(ed. – Source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/45-life-lessons-written-by-a-90-year-old-woman/ar-BBhwKAN )

 

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